Lekki residents in Lagos have been urged to keep their surroundings clean by clearing heaps of refuse littering their environment.
Resident Pastor of This Present House (TPH), Jude Nwoko, made the call, when he led members to clean the at Lekki Phase 1, Agungi, Chevron Drive and other communities within the area.
The exercise was part of the church’s community outreach to mark the country’s 61st independence, during which they delivered waste bins, rakes, broomsticks, cleaning agents and other materials to residents.
While handing over the materials to the representative of Lekki Residents Association (LERA), Pastor Nwoko said the exercise was one of many initiatives they would undertake in the coming months.
He said the church is part of the solution in nation building and would do more in terms of waste management.
Thanking Nwoko, the residents assured of proper use of the donated items. Also, in the spirit of marking the nation’s independence, the church held a 17km walk, tagged: ‘Lekki Prayer Walk’, which saw over 500 people take to the streets to pray for the nation.
Pastor Nwoko, who led the prayer, stressed the importance of prayer to the growth of the nation.
He encouraged youths to remain focused on their goals and shun negative vices such as drugs, cultism, fraud and the likes.